The Garden Apartment
About the home
The Garden Apartment, Thrumster House is set in 20 acres of woodland and gardens, featuring an Iron Aged Broch which has recently been excavated and a summerhouse with a pond. Thrumster is situated 5 miles south of Wick in Caithness and 30 mins from the Castle of Mey, the Queen Mother's home during the summer.
Included in your let is fly fishing on any of our 5 wild brown trout lochs and with a booking in advance we can provide a rod and a boat on most of these for £10 per day .
Caithness has a wealth of wildlife , ideal for bird watching. Along the coast there are lots of castles, some inhabited and some ruinous. Stunning coastal walks along the cliffs and Reiss beach is a must with two miles of sand and castles at either end.
The apartment has 3 bedrooms , two single, and a double , but we can provide a bunk bed in one room too, bath/shower and a log burner in the living room, during your stay you will be provided with plenty of chopped wood and coal.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 8km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake / river|
The Scottish Highlands region
Caithness is the most north east county on the British mainland ,with a flat landscape it is famed for it's big skies and rolling flow country, one of the last wild lands of Scotland , all along the coast there are stunning cliffs and castles dotted all along. In Caithness we have a wealth of unexcavated archeology that rivals that of Orkney, but if you want to see Orkney it can be reached by boat from John O'Groats or Gills bay which is 30 mins drive from Wick.
The Castle of Mey ,was the Queen Mother's home for a few weeks in the summer and is half an hour drive from us .
The Caithness / Wick area
Wick is a small harbour town that was built on the herring fishing until the 1920s. It is home to The Old Pultney whisky distillery who provide guided tours and small dram at the end.
The Caithness Seacoast tours are run from the Marina in Wick and is a great way to see the coast line which has lots of sea caves, stacks , birdlife, harbours, lighthouses and castles.
The Wick Heritage centre is well worth a visit and and houses the well known Johnston photographic collection.
There is horse riding, surfing and all sorts of activities available. Each let will be provided with up to date information on events, activities and places to visit.
How to get there
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Thrumster is a two hour drive north from Inverness where there are many car hire companies based at the airport and the train station including Budget car hire on 01463 713 333 and Enterprise rent-a-car 01463 235 525 or take the train, though it takes longer at 4 hours.
Wick has a small airport that has flights from Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Richards Garage 01955 604123 and William Dunnet on 01955 602103 both provide car hire locally.
Bus services are provided by Stagecoach on 01847 893 123
Ferries to and from Orkney and Shetland : Pentland ferries on 01955 611 77, Northlink ferries 0n 0845 6000 449
Activities near Caithness
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
17 Sep 2012
We descended on Thrumspter in early September unsure what to expect as for most of us this was the furthest North we had ever been, and my god it is North. This said as the A9 snaked up the coast... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High season||14 Jul 12||15 Sep 12||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||15 Sep 12||27 Oct 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||27 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|Christmas and New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||£ 260||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||27 Apr 13||6 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||6 Jul 13||14 Sep 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||14 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
A 50% booking deposit is required and the balance is to be paid on arrival , cheque is a preferred payment though paypal to paypal is acceptable too.
We will offer last minute booking deals for any number of nights depending on the time of year.
Each let has the use of 5 wild brown trout lochs for free and a boat can be hired for £10 per day dependent on availability.Enquire now
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